I like this article,
Exactly my sentiment.
I know Zainul Arifin, the writer of that article.
First met him when he was still some sorts of a big boss at NST. Nice guy and a straight talker.
Not very good with office politics though. That's why he's no longer with NST.
Based on that article, I think he is still like that - writing things as they really are.
That's because I noticed Zainul is now the executive director of operations at Petra News, which owner Vinod Sekhar is a friend of Anwar Ibrahim.
If you click on the link and read the entire article, you would agree that it's obviously not in line with Anwar's current agenda.
That means Zainul wrote that article without caring that Anwar is his boss' friend.
Typical of him.
As I said, the guy has never been very good at office politics.
If he does, he would be mindful not to write in any way to risk displeasing his boss like that.
But then again he probably knows that Vinod doesn't mix his political stance with the operation of his news outfit.
Still, Zainul could has instead tried to make himself sounds as if he's on the same page as his boss, just to score some extra points.
Well, he didn't and that's how it should be for a true journalist.
I have to admit that Petra News' flagship The Vibes has of late been leaning a bit too much towards the Pakatan's side just like most other "independent" news portals.
Some of its editorialising were not subtle enough, I think.
So, it's good to see people like Zainul there to balance things out.
We can always do with a proper impartial news outlet.